Clinical trials have shown that the Comirnaty (Pfizer), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Spikevax (Moderna) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccines protect against COVID-19 symptoms and severe disease after a person receives a primary course (usually 2 doses).
You are even better protected after receiving a COVID-19 booster.
We know that protection from vaccines wane slowly over time, but we don’t have enough information to understand the long-term protection against COVID-19 after vaccination at this stage, including for people with disability.
The vaccine will help protect you from getting really sick. Without the vaccination we could draw out the pandemic, contribute to a rise in cases, and give the virus more opportunities to mutate.
This is why it’s important for you to continue practicing good hygiene, physical distancing and other COVIDSafe recommendations, even if you have been vaccinated.
The TGA continually monitors the ongoing research to understand how the vaccines work over time.
For more information, you can:
- visit the Department of Health website
- call the Disability Gateway Helpline on 1800 643 787
- visit the Disability Gateway website
- call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080
If you need information in a language other than English, you can call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080 and press option 8. This is a free service.
You can also call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.
Australian Government, state and territory government helplines will also have information on how people with disability can access the vaccine.